Senior banker found dead after mountain search


Sad to report.

A body that has been found on a Cumbrian Mountain is that of Michael Flanagan, the Head of Foreign Exchange Insitutional Sales at National Australia Bank.

Flanagan had been at the firm for over seven years, having previously worked for HSBC as an Associate Director, and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Treasury Analyst. 

BBC News reports that Flanagan told staff at a hotel in the Windermere area he intended to walk up Helvellyn on 8 January.

The 45-year-old from London was not heard from again and a search involving mountain rescue teams and a Royal Navy helicopter was launched. A spokesman for Cumbria police said there were no suspicious circumstances around his death, and a coroner has been informed.

A spokesperson for NAB said: 'Many people would have known Mike and his big personality. He will be very sorely missed by those who worked closely with him and also all those touched by his presence within our business. The thoughts of all Mike's colleagues and friends here at NAB are with his family at this tragic time.'

Helvellyn body confirmed as Michael Flanagan

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